Jordan had announced his retirement from basketball in ‘93 and he never wore the Air Jordan IX shoes on any court of B-Ball. The Designer Hatfield continued making the next Jordans but when he came up with a clean toe and solid colorways, Michael had a smile turned upside-down.
MJ told Hatfield he hadn’t been part of the collab and Hatfield got right on the ball. When the designer fused a leather striping across the toe. Similar to the aesthetic he crafted in the Air Jordan V.